Happy thanksgiving! The Redskins will face off against the Cowboys in an important division matchup on this Turkey Day, while the Ravens play the Bengals on Sunday.
Vikings at Lions
Ben says: The Vikings have been banged up on defense, but they should still have enough to outscore a weak Lions secondary.
Nate says: Superior defense and the need for a win will keep Minnesota afloat in the NFC North
Ryan says: The Vikings got a much-needed win last week against the Cardinals, but Stafford and the Lions will halt their momentum.
Ellie says: Lions are on a roll winning 5 out of their last 6 games, and the Vikings offense is looking shaky.
Redskins at Cowboys
Ben says: The Redskins have improved significantly this year, but I'm still skeptical of their tackling ability, especially with blocking from the 'Boys' line.
Nate says: The Skins are coming off a big win vs Green Bay and are determined to win so they can stay in the playoff conversation.
Ryan says: No matter how good the Redskins have looked lately, I can't see them or any other team stopping the Cowboys' offense.
Ellie says: The Redskins won't be able to slow down Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott.
Steelers at Colts
Ben says: The Colts don't stand a chance honestly.
Nate says: The Colts have no defense. The Steelers have AB and Bell.
Ryan says: The Colts have no shot without Andrew Luck.
Ellie says: The strong Steelers defense will destroy the colts without Luck.
Rams at Saints
Ben says: Drew Brees is one of the all-time greats and he should roll in this matchup.
Nate says: Rams offense just can't produce enough to win.
Ryan says: The Saints will blow out the Rams and their inept offense.
Ellie says: Rams inexperienced defense won't be able to slow down Drew Brees.
Titans at Bears
Ben says: After the Green Bay matchup we thought the Titans would win the South, but they lost it last week.
Nate says: Without Jay Cutler, the Bears have nothing. Even with Jay Cutler they don't have much...
Ryan says: Mariota and the Titans will get back on track when they face the Cutler-less Bears.
Ellie says: The Bears without Jay Cutler won't be able to handle Marcus Mariota and Demarco Murray.
Cardinals at Falcons
Ben says: The Falcons' offensive output decreased in the last few games.
Nate says: Cardinals need a bounce back win to correct their dreadful first half of the season.
Ryan says: Feeling the pressure to stay ahead in the NFC South, the Falcons will deliver.
Ellie says: The elite combination of Julio Jones and Matt Ryan will be too much for the struggling Cardinals.
Giants at Browns
Ben says: Very simple pick.
Nate says: The Browns have two first round picks next year. Maybe they can win some games with them.
Ryan says: The Browns can't even beat the Jets; how do you expect them to beat the Giants?
Ellie says: It's the Browns. They're 0-11.
Chargers at Texans
Ben says: I'm not sure how the Texans been winning, and they even kept it close against the Raiders.
Nate says: Chargers dynamic offense will show their skill against a semi-decent Texan defense.
Ryan says: I'd take Philip Rivers over Brock Osweiler in a close game in the fourth quarter.
Ellie says: Philip Rivers always finds a way to lose.
Jaguars at Bills
Ben says: The Jags just don't have it this year.
Nate says: Bortles can't get it going enough for anyone to predict the Jags to win anything.
Ryan says: The Bills will take care of business against an inferior Jaguars team.
Ellie says: Buffalos a tough place to play, and the Jaguars suck.
Bengals at Ravens
Ben says: Without top receiver AJ Green, the Bengals don't stand a chance.
Nate says: No A.J Green, no Gio Bernard. The offense wasn't producing much even with them. What's gonna happen without them?
Ryan says: The Bengals won't be able to get anything done on offense without A.J. Green.
Ellie says: The A.J Green-less Bengals won't have enough firepower to overcome the Baltimore defense.
49ers at Dolphins
Ben says: Make that a six game winning streak against a 49ers defense that can't stop anyone.
Nate says: Streeeak. Who would have predicted this before the season?
Ryan says: The Dolphins' win streak will continue against the pathetic 49ers.
Ellie says: San Francisco has been losing almost as much as the Browns.
Seahawks at Buccaneers
Ben says: Jameis Winston and Mike Evans won't be able to keep up with Richard Sherman.
Nate says: The Legion of Boom is just too good.
Ryan says: The Bucs have looked strong in their past few games, but they aren't good enough to take down the Seahawks.
Ellie says: The Seahawks are on a roll and primed for another run at the Super Bowl.
Patriots at Jets
Ben says: They lose the strangest games, but they should beat the Ryan Fitzpatrick-led Jets.
Nate says: This Pats offense is just too good.
Ryan says: Anything can happen in this rivalry game, but Brady and Belichik won't let an upset happen this time.
Ellie says: New England is stronger than New York on both sides of the ball and is historically good in their division.
Panthers at Raiders
Ben says: I truly still believe in the Panthers, but the Raiders are a force in the AFC.
Nate says: Khalil Mack is going to put a beating on Cam.
Ryan says: Khalil Mack and the Oakland defense will stop the Panthers in their tracks.
Ellie says: Fresh off a win in Mexico City, the Raiders return to the black hole where the Panthers will likely be without their star player, Luke Kuechly.
Chiefs at Broncos
Ben says: This is a crazy division game, but the Broncos defense will hold Alex Smith and the Chiefs' offense.
Nate says: Chiefs boast a top tier defense as well as Denver, and they may have the offensive edge now that CJ Anderson is injured.
Ryan says: The Chiefs will rebound from an ugly loss by defeating their hated rivals in a defensive battle.
Ellie says: Denver's home field advantage will give them the edge in this matchup of AFC heavyweights.
Packers at Eagles
Ben says: I still believe in the Panthers, but the Packers have no defense.
Nate says: Packers will find a way to win and bounce back from consecutive poor performances.
Ryan says: The Eagles will start to crawl out of the NFC East basement by beating the suddenly ineffective Packers.
Ellie says: The packers defense can't stop giving up points and the Eagles are strong at home.
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